mechanical advantage

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mechanical advantage

n.
The ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.

mechanical advantage

n
(Mechanical Engineering) the ratio of the working force exerted by a mechanism to the applied effort

mechan′ical advan′tage


n.
the ratio of output force to the input force applied to a mechanism.
[1890–95]

mechanical advantage

The ratio of load to effort produced by a machine.
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Noun1.mechanical advantage - the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to itmechanical advantage - the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)